Counsellor- Domestic Violence/Child Trauma Specialist

Counsellor- Domestic Violence/Child Trauma Specialist


Strong Indigenous Families is a program designed to assist address family violence in Indigenous communities as part of the National Plan to reduce violence against women and their children. The Program is based on a whole family approach to address the causes of family violence. The Counsellor / Child Trauma Therapist role is responsible for developing interpersonal relationships with the client (women and children) to enable them to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives within a framework that is culturally appropriate and trauma informed.


Qualifications / Prerequisites:

  • Diploma of Counselling or equivalent Territory Qualification
  • National Police Records Check and Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License


 Service Delivery

  • Provide counselling sessions that apply theoretical knowledge of complex trauma and/or crisis interventions, demonstrating an ability to assess for and manage complex trauma appropriately
  • Provide for skill development in the areas of coping mechanisms, mediation, conflict resolution, anger management, grief and loss and health promotion
  • Identification and provision of strategies to assist keep women and children safe including the development of safe exit bags.
  • Ensure interventions developed to address client needs are clearly linked to an appropriate treatment plan, which is continuously monitored and evaluated for effectiveness
  • Report risk management issues that may impact upon the safety and health of clients
  • Identify and develop focus groups, return to country days, group therapy or other community activities in accordance with the goals of reducing domestic and family violence
  • Undertake and/or participate in case coordination of clients where required
  • Demonstrate a commitment to supervision and professional development.
  • Engage and work closely with the Community Engagement Support Officer (CESO) to assist with bridging cultural and language gaps
  • Provide high level support to the Healthy Relationships workshops in community

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile _Counsellor (Specialist Child Trauma and or Family Violence)

 Applications for this opportunity can be submitted online or to  Please ensure your application includes:-

  • a completed online Employment Application Form
  • current resume of curriculum vitae (cv)
  • cover letter / email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications / experience and competencies)

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9129.

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